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A Few Choice Quotes About Apple ... By Samsung    [ 25-07-2012 15:53 ]

Author: Serge Novikov    Source: BGR     Translation by: Paul Smith    Send news to friend  Discuss in forum

The Apple vs Samsung just keeps on rolling and with a court date in San Jose coming around next week the filings reveal Samsung's thoughts on its rival and those thoughts aren't too pretty ...

For example, Samsung reckons that Apple wouldn't have sold even a single iPhone if it weren't for patented Samsung technology:

Samsung has been researching and developing mobile telecommunications technology since at least as early as 1991 and invented much of the technology for today‘s smartphones. Indeed, Apple, which sold its first iPhone nearly twenty years after Samsung started developing mobile phone technology, could not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of Samsung‘s patented technology.


Samsung addresses the idea of Samsung having stolen Apple's designs by saying that Apple did it first, by stealing from Sony:

For good measure, Apple seeks to exclude Samsung from the market, based on its complaints that Samsung has used the very same public domain design concepts that Apple borrowed from other competitors, including Sony, to develop the iPhone. Apple‘s own internal documents show this. In February 2006, before the claimed iPhone design was conceived of, Apple executive Tony Fadell circulated a news article that contained an interview of a Sony designer to Steve Jobs, Jonathan Ive and others. In the article, the Sony designer discussed Sony portable electronic device designs that lacked “excessive ornamentation” such as buttons, fit in the hand, were “square with a screen” and had “corners [which] have been rounded out.

A bit of a stinger with this next one, Samsung accusing Apple of not being up to developing new technologies, rather simply commercializing the work of others:

Contrary to the image it has cultivated in the popular press, Apple has admitted in internal documents that its strength is not in developing new technologies first, but in successfully commercializing them. . . . Also contrary to Apple‘s accusations, Samsung does not need or want to copy; rather, it strives to best the competition by developing multiple, unique products. Samsung internal documents from 2006, well before the iPhone was announced, show rectangular phones with rounded corners, large displays, flat front faces, and graphic interfaces with icons with grid layouts.


 

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